Yoga Glossary
Comprehensive list of yoga terms, meanings, sanskrit words and meanings, sanskrit translations for Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga plus other forms.
TermMeaning or definition as related to yoga in Sanskrit or another language.
Kapalskull or cerebrum.
Kapalbhati pranayamaa breathing technique aimed at cleaning the frontal part of the brain, done through rapid breaths with more force on exhalation.
Karmaaction, the act of doing.
Karma yogathe yoga of action, supreme consciousness through action.
Karna dhautione of the shatkarma which involves cleansing the ears.
KarnapidasanaEar Pressure Pose.
Kati chakrasanawaist rotating pose.
Kevala kumbhakaspontaneous cessation of breath without any conscious effort.
Kleshaafflictions or tensions, according to yoga there are 5 such afflictions present in humans from birth.
Koormasanatortoise pose.
Koshasheath or body; realm of experience and existence.
Kriyaactivity, dynamic yogic practice.
Kriya yogathe practice of kundalini yoga.
KrounchasanaHeron Pose.
KukkutasanaCock pose.
KumbhakaBreath retention.
KundaliniMan's retained energy or potential energy and consciousness.
Kundalini shaktiRefers to the human's potential energy lying dormant in mooladhara (base) chakra like a coiled serpent. When awakened it rises up through the sushumna nadi.
Kundalini yogaPhilosophy expounding the awakening of potential energy and inherent consciousness within the human body and mind.
Kunjal kriyaA cleansing technique that involves the cleansing of the stomach by drinking in water and then expelling it by inducing vomiting.

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